Pumpkin Spotting

It’s not even Labor Day, and there are already reports of pumpkin spotting. Not the real deal maturing in the garden, but decorative Halloween pumpkin yard décor.

Having been house-bound, home-schooled, working from home for months on end due to COVID-19, the people are ready to celebrate and home décor is one outlet for that pent-up energy.

While you may have favorite old holiday décor tucked away in the garage that you pull out every year to light up the neighborhood, think now about updating your lighted holiday décor AND saving money.

Energy.gov reports that if you switch to LEDs, you’ll save on electrical bills, and they’re safer and sturdier. LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights reducing the possibility of combustion or burns. There’s less breakage too because LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass. They last longer—decades longer—and they are easier to install because up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket.

Incandescent C-9 lights cost $10 to light a six-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days. By contrast, LED C-9 lights run .27 cents for the same period.

Before you adorn your yard with décor, check electrical decoration cords for frayed ends and loose connections. Throw out the old strands of lights that don’t have fuses like newer decorative lights. Always plug outdoor electrical décor into outlets that feature a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).

Contact Allstar Electrical to install needed GFCI outlets. Allstar will identify the optimum locations to situate the GFCIs to make installing and later removing the décor easily. Contact us today!